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  • Civil War author

    BROOKLYN- On Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. join the members of Brooklyn Historical Society at Brooklyn's Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 7 Providence Road (Rt. 6) to welcome Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State...
  • U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

    QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants...
  • Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. It is already participating in international maneuvers in Finland, which borders Russia, and has moved its...
  • Miley Cyrus' MTV awards date turns himself in on probation violation

    Aug 29 (Reuters) - A homeless man who was chosen by Miley Cyrus to accept her MTV Music Video Award on Sunday has turned himself in on a probation violation and was free after posting bail, authorities in Oregon said on Friday. Jesse Helt, 22, made...
  • Syria's violence prompts worse humanitarian crisis in a century

    IRBIL, Iraq Nearly half of Syria's population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanitarian crisis to strike the Middle East in at least a century, according to new data released by the International Rescue...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...
  • Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance

    Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance
    Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish...
  • Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied

    Karen Abbott's history of four Civil War women who spied or lied
    The story of Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew almost defies belief. A wealthy society woman living in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War, Van Lew engaged in extensive undercover work for the Union — right under the noses of the Confederacy. Not only...
  • Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds

    Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds
    Polyurethane foam, long used in products such as bedding, furniture and insulation to make people more comfortable, someday also may save lives. Eight Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students have devised a tool that may stop profuse...
  • ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ posters spotlight rebel warriors

     
    A series of new character posters spotlight the “rebel warriors” featured in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the […]...